Kimberly Wyatt has revealed her father Jeff is “losing the battle” with lung cancer.
Appearing on Monday’s episode of ITV’s Lorraine, the Pussycat Dolls star, 41, admitted he was feeling “heavy and hopeless”.
Kimberly is one of the celebrities taking on a terrifying high-wire challenge in Channel 4’s Don’t Look Down: Stand Up The Cancer.
The singer opened up to deputy host Ranvir Singh about her family’s sad situation and explained that she would participate to raise awareness.
Kimberly said of the challenge, “If walking a tightrope can make any difference at all, I’m willing to go and do it.”
Sad news: Kimberly Wyatt, 41, appeared on Monday’s episode of ITV’s Lorraine and revealed her father Jeff is “losing the battle” with lung cancer
Candid: The Pussycat Dolls star admitted feeling “heavy and hopeless.”
Raising awareness: Kimberly explained that she is taking on a terrifying high wire challenge to raise awareness on Channel 4’s Don’t Look Down: Stand Up The Cancer
Kimberly said, “That’s it.” [Cancer] has happened my entire life. My father is currently losing his battle with lung cancer.
“You feel heavy, you feel hopeless. If walking a tightrope can make any difference at all, I’m willing to go and do it.”
And as she walked the high wire, she added: “Even from the first experience, it triggered fears in me that I didn’t know were there.” “Having the mental ability to jump off a bridge.”
Love Islander Chris Hughes appeared alongside Kimberly in the Lorraine segment as he also takes part in Don’t Look Down.
The reality star said: “I had a live testicular exam.” My cousin initially had testicular cancer so I went ahead with it this morning and the next day my brother went for a checkup and was diagnosed.
“He says he would never have been examined if he hadn’t seen me do it.”
Chris said about the high wire challenge: “You shouldn’t learn it in three weeks.” Our instructor said it takes people months. I knew I had height phobia, but I had only climbed a ladder and scaffolding.
“I think my body – the fear just overwhelmed me and I can’t help but cry.” It gives you a boost and reminds you why you are doing it. So when I’m screaming my eyes out, you know you’re doing this to raise money.”
Celebs do their bit: Love Islander Chris Hughes appeared alongside Kimberly in the Lorraine segment as he also appears on Don’t Look Down
Don’t Look Down cast: Chris Hughes, Beverley Callard, David Ginola, GK Barry, Anton, Victoria, Charley Boorman, Kimberley Wyatt, Paddy McGuinness and Fats Timbo
In the challenging series, Paddy McGuinness hosts and leads a team of celebrities as they attempt to complete an incredible tightrope walk together.
At a summer training camp in the Austrian Alps, the famous faces will spend six weeks training to overcome their fears by undertaking a series of physically and mentally demanding training exercises.
At the end of the training, under the guidance of the world’s leading high-wire walking experts, the group faces the challenge of a lifetime: the most nerve-wracking and dizzying high-wire walk imaginable.
While Paddy will lead the crowd of celebrities, he will be joined by celebrities including actress Beverley Callard, footballer David Ginola and Love Island star Chris Hughes, who are raising funds for Stand Up To Cancer.
Don’t Look Down for SU2C continues on Tuesday at 9.15pm on Channel 4